Last night I inured myself. I ripped a muscle in the center of my calf ambushing Zane and a friend as they mounted a sneak attack on me in my home office. In fairness, they were only retaliating from my earlier sneak attack on them while they were hanging out in Zane’s room goofing around.

This morning I saw Travis Thomas of 30 Days of Yes fame. I hobbled up to him with this question on my mind: How does he handle injury?

Travis is a Christian Scientist and I’ve been at times awed with how Christian Scientists handle bodily distress. He in particular has effected a couple of healings that would impress the most skeptical among us — a broken bone; an injury to the vertebrae from a trampoline mishap.

Travis’s response: You are not separate from Love.

Whenever someone reminds me of Love I feel relief. Love has worked for me often — and my worldly mind just as often forgets about Love’s efficacy.

In Travis’s interpretation  (paraphrased poorly here) we and the divine are one — I’m with the dude on that! A problem such as a bodily injury is only an error in belief. Specifically a belief in one’s separation from God, from perfection.

Once that error in thought is replaced with “I and Spirit are one therefore there can be no imperfection in my body” a healing is accomplished. Healing in this interpretation is simply a restoration to divine perfection.

I am in sync with that view — we are all aspects of the divine; we are all one pervasive spirit expressed in infinite individuality.

My interpretation: We are here as spirit beings to experience the vast wonders of this three-dimensional existence. I can experience it in myriad ways, each with its own trajectory and possibilities.

If I hurt myself I can nestle deeply into the All Spirit (OmJah!) and choose another experience, one of wholeness. Whether it is instantaneous or merely a quick healing or even a slow healing has to do with the degree I can align with and believe and feel the other healthy/whole experience as true for me . . . and thus bring it about.

Another interpretation might be my Mom’s (MomJo!): She asks and receives favor from God.

Another interpretation might be divine schmivine — there’s no such thing. However the body does have an inherent healing capacity — and if you support it, healing will come along quite nicely, thank you very much.

Still another interpretation may hold similar conceptual water — the divine has nothing to do with it — yet the mind can influence bodily outcomes greatly. Hence visualization techniques will super-speed healing.

I relish the interpretations. This thisness of which we’re all a part is so grand, so colossally beyond our ken that we can only do our best to grasp its magnitude. We articulate to the best of our ability our understanding of that which can never be understood. Not completely. That would require disembodiment. It would require disen-human-brain-ment.

That may come. Just not while we’re here, localized.

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Noticing (after a fall)